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    10 things to do at the beach.

    …life interfered with my plans yesterday, so I missed ten on tuesday. this, then, is ten on wednesday morning…and I’m hoping to be back on track with wordless wednesday before today is over. thanks for hanging in there with me! thanks, carole, for yet another fun topic…and reminding me I must get a beach trip planned for 2013!! click the photos to see more info in flickr 1. watch the sunrise. early morning is one of my favorite times. combining it with a gorgeous sky, a cup of coffee, my journal (and my camera) gets me in a good place to enjoy the rest of the day. 2. watch the…

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    beach trip 2011.

    …a picture’s worth a thousand words, and the 29 I kept from this trip tell most of the story. four sunsets, all beautiful. and really one of my favorite parts of our trip. we went to the beach for three, packing just a bottle of wine, our cameras and a blanket (and remarked several times how much easier a beach trip is without small children!) the first night was the only one with clouds. and I thought those were the prettiest until this year. truly, the ones that started from a clear blue sky were stunning. holly had a great time “off-leash” – she loved running around in the sand, chasing after…

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    a few more days.

    …I should be used to feeling this way after a week “off” to play with katie and enjoy a very relaxing long weekend at the beach. but it hit me hard this morning how behind I feel. if you’ve seen my desk, you know a week-plus pile of bills and other mail sitting beside a disorganized pile of knitting (and now needlepoint, too 🙂 bags is just not like me. before I retired, I loved taking a day off for no other reason than to “play”; those days were always productive and I went back to work re-energized. funny, now that I play everyday, it’s just not the same. so…

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    it begins.

    ...beach trip 2011 is officially underway. we think it’s an auspicious beginning that the photos advertising the apartment we’re renting didn’t do it justice. this is the view from our front balcony. karen and katie are making the grocery run (girls, we owe you big!!) while lydia and I are unpacking and settling in. and holly is making herself at home.

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    watching the weather.

    …we’ve had our beach trip planned since june, saying we don’t care if it rains, because we have plenty of movies to watch, games to play, wine to drink, yarn to knit, and just plain catching up to do. but still, after seeing the devastation from irene last weekend and spending most of today with tornado watches and warnings near home, I am excited beyond belief to see this forecast. from weather.com, for rosemary beach, florida we haven’t seen temperatures like this in months. girls, we might even need jackets!

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    first day of school.

    …so much different without carpool or the bus. yup, sara got her parking pass and headed off by herself this morning. and no, I didn’t cry taking this picture!leaving me free to get those beach photos into an album (many thanks to ali edwards!). all I wanted to get done today. and I did it. barely. but it was too dark when I finished to get any really good photos. so here’s a taste of what the 18 photos looked like. and the mess that was my kitchen table in the process.

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    so long.

    …farewell, and another vacation is history. still thinking about what I want to do with the photos – and honestly, right now, I’m enjoying just having them off my camera and on the computer (the whole set is here)1. (in the center) at starbucks, 2. last sunset, 3. bud & alleys, 4. another sunset, 5. headed into the water, 6. apres beach, 7. so long, 8. at the pool, 9. best sunset at the end, 10. footprints, 11. quiet, 12. playing in the waves, 13. leftovers

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    the first day.

    …probably a lot like all the others will be – up early to see the sunrise, a walk, the pool, reading, bikes, good food & wine, the beach, games and plenty of just being together, relaxing…1.sunrise, 2.mary & sara, 3. beach lunch, 4. riding bikes, 5. puzzle success!, 6. ready for the sunset

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